Welcome to Music
All District Elementary Concert
May 16, 2023
10:00am for students
7:00pm for families
Orion Performing Arts Center
Upcoming School and District Events
May 24 6:00p
About Music @ BCS and BHM
"We don't teach the arts because they make you smarter, or because it's fun. We teach the arts because they are the essential core of the human spirit." - Dr. Dennis Cox
Here at Bowdoin Central and Bowdoinham Community Schools the arts, both visual and performing, are an integral part of our every-day learning experiences. Classroom music is offered to all students once per week for 40-45 minutes from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.
Each week in Music class, we sing, dance, play instruments, and learn so many different aspects of music and the music industry. We learn about classical musicians and composers, how to listen to and actively and thoughtfully respond to music, the instruments and families of the orchestra, modern day pop artists, various genres and sub-genres of music, musical theatre, opera, and how to compose our own simple songs and rhythms!
Chorus is offered to all students in Fourth and Fifth grade once per week during the school day, as well as a Special Chorus & Ukulele club for students who wish to continue their music instructions outside of the normal school day.
Band is offered to all Fifth Grade students who are interested in pursuing instrumental instruction from our incredible district-wide band teacher, Mrs. Dawne-Marie Powers. Band is offered once per week before school for full-ensemble, once per week for pull-out lessons during the school day, and twice per month after school at the Orion Performing Arts Center to rehearse as the All-District Elementary Band.